ARNG Loss Reason Codes


a. SIDPERS SDRM 1.15.xx Appendix B Loss Reason - Current resource requiring GKO access
b. SIDPERS SDRM 1.15.xx Appendix N Separation Authority - Current resource requiring GKO access
c. NGR 600-200 ARNG RE Codes

SDRM Appendix N is an excellent resource to determine RE codes and underlying reasons for a particular Loss Code. See corresponding notes below for the most popular discharges.

Code Definition
AD Alcohol or other drug abuse
AF Apathy
AH Appointed in another uniform service (US Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
AJ Appointed as cadet or midshipman
AL Approval of Headquarters DA
AN Approved sentence of a court-martial
AP Assigned to a position for which there is no provision for federal recognition
CA Ceases to occupy a position commensurate with their grade
CB Retirement 20 years of active service - Regular Retirement (Use for AGR Retirements with CUR_ORG ‘9’) See Note 4
CC Completed 20 years service, active or inactive
CD Commuting distance (Change of residence)
CE Completion of 6 years Ready Reserve obligation
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 if flagged upon ETS or bar to reenlistment is in effect.
CF Placement on Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL)
CG Completion of 3 or 4 years Ready Reserve service under the 3 x 3, 4 x 2 Enlistment Program
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 if flagged upon ETS or bar to reenlistment is in effect.
CI Conscientious objector
CK Conviction of a felony or sentence in a federal or state penitentiary (other than court-martial military court)
CL Conviction by a foreign court
CW Continuous and willful absence
Note: Refer to SDRM Appendix N for the various underlying reasons for loss code CW.
DA Death
DC Dependency
DE Dropped from the rolls
DL Delay from entering active duty with unit
EA Employment with a foreign government
EB Enlisted or appointed in any regular component
EC Enlisted or appointed in any Reserve Component of the Armed Forces (other than cadet or midshipman) to include Soldiers approved for Sanctuary. See note 3.
ED Enlisted personnel with unfulfilled Reserve obligation
EE Enrolled in ROTC, scholarship or non-scholarship
EG Erroneous Enlistments (other than fraud)
EH Exemption from involuntary active duty
EJ Expeditious discharge program
EL Expiration of authorized period in inactive status
EN Expiration of authorized period of overstrength, extra TDA position or extra TDA position or additional active WO
EP Expiration of authorized period of retention in an active status mandatory removal
ER Expiration Term of Service
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, ER discharge can be RE-1 or RE-3. Refer to AR 135-178, chapter 4, for discharge for ETS: or, if an approved bar to reenlistment or extension is in effect, or the Soldier is ineligible for extension due to overweight, APFT failure, or a positive urinalysis, but is not barred at time of ETS.
FA Failure to reply to or accept official correspondence, travel orders, or forms
FB Failure to be selected for promotion to CW2 or 1LT
FD Failure to meet military education qualification/requirements
FE Failure to apply for transfer to the Retired Reserve upon removal from active status
FF Failure to execute Ready Reserve service agreement for retention
FG Failure to meet eligibility requirements for appointment
FH Failure to receive a favorable BI and or NAC
FJ Failure to qualify for permanent or continued flying status
FK Failure to accept appointment as a Reserve officer of the Army
FL Failure to verify MOS
FN Financial irresponsibility
FP Fraudulent entry (concealment of prior service, conviction civil court, criminal record, juvenile offender, etc.)
FR Failure to receive clearance for enlistment from USAR Control Group
GA Legacy: Gained to the ARNG of another State or a USAR unit
As of Sep 2015: Loss Interstate Transfer (IST) - used only for an interstate transfer loss from one ARNG State to another ARNG State
HA Hardship or religious reasons
HB Homosexuality (Discontinued but maintained here for reference)
IA IAW State laws or regulations (also use for Enlisted Personnel System (EPS) and Select Train Educate Promote (STEP) and identify in Additional Instructions / Purpose on orders)
IC Inability to perform prescribed duties due to parenthood
IE Inactivation, reorganization or relocation
IG Inaptitude
IJ Incompatible occupation
IL Individual's request to be transferred to the ING for personal reasons. Also used for “RFP” to enlisted in the ING. (For Officers see PPOM 14-015). Soldiers are authorized to be separated from the ING. The OLD practice of bringing a Soldier back to the SELRES is no longer required. Paragraph 2-1b of NGR 614-1 gives TAG the authority to assign Soldiers to the ING pending final separation action
IN Induction into active service
LA Lack of required qualification for retention in the ARNG (Not to be used for discharge due to overweight, APFT failure, or a positive urinalysis)
LC Lack of MTOE or TDA vacancy
LD Loss of ecclesiastical endorsement
LF Loss of license, special accreditation, or disbarment from professional practice required by the military assignment
MA Maximum declination period
MB Mobilization of individuals
MC Maximum allowable age
ME Maximum authorized years of service
MG Medical, physical or mental condition retention
MI Medically unfit at time of appointment
MK Minority
MM Misconduct
MO Missionaries, theological students
MR Moral or professional dereliction
NA National security
NC National, community, or health safety interest
NE Non-acceptance of assignment non-obligated officer
NG Non-citizen visits a foreign country of his nationality for 6 months or more
NJ Non-citizen with permanent residence in a foreign country
NL Non-citizen fails or refuses to give a permanent address within the USA
NP Non-selection for promotion
OA Ordered to extended active duty
OC Other disqualifying patterns or acts of conduct
OE Other reasons approved by Chief, NGB
PA Personality disorders
PC Pregnancy or childbirth
PE Pre-IADT discharge program
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 for failure to attend IET (phase I or phase II) within 24 months or PS Soldiers from sister services who failed to complete WTC or BCT.
RA Reduction in authorized strength of a particular class of people or component, or Separation due to Force Shaping or Reduction in Force
RC Removal from an active status
RG Resignation, unqualified
RH Release from active duty
RJ Resignation from the ARNG
RL Resignation, conditional ILO elimination
SA Screening out of the Ready Reserve
SC Separation due to Force Shaping or Reduction in Force, or not selected for Retention by a Qualitative Retention Board or qualitative retention action
SE Separation, administrative
SG Sole parenthood
SJ Sole surviving son or daughter
SL Substandard performance of duty
TB Temporary disability retired list, removal from
TD Temporary disability retired list, placement on Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)
TG Termination of State appointment
TI Transfer Involuntarily to the ING. The OLD practice of bringing a Soldier back to the SELRES is no longer required. Paragraph 2-1b of NGR 614-1 gives TAG the authority to assign Soldiers to the ING pending final separation action.
TK Trainee discharge program release from IADT
UA Unsuitability
WA Withdrawal of federal recognition, individual
WB Discharged to accept appoinment as a Commissioned or Warrant Officer in the ARNG
WC Withdrawal of federal recognition, unit
WD To enlist in the ARNG (Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer only)
WE To accept an appointment as a Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer (Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer only)
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